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Teams: Sam Houston Bearkats and Austin State Lumberjacks
League: NCAA Division I
Home Games: Bowers Stadium, Homer Bryce Stadium
Championship Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
All-Time Greats: Josh McCown, Jeremy Moses, Reggie Lewis
Years Played: 94
Battle of the Piney Woods TicketsThe Bearkats and Lumberjacks square off and battle for the legendary Piney Woods trophy. This longstanding rivalry between Austin State University and Sam Houston State is not only famous in the FCS, but it's also a treasured Texan tradition. Since 1923, these two colleges have put collective heart and soul into laying claim for being the best Piney Woods football team. That's more than 90 years of dedication from both teams and the fans. In many past games, the winning team took the game with barely more than a tying score. Yet, the athletic legacy lives beyond this legendary showdown. So far, more than 100 players that competed in the infamous battle went on to play in the NFL. Although the Bearkats currently hold an eight-year winning streak, Lumberjacks are undoubtedly gunning to take this season's trophy. Be sure to grab your Battle of the Piney Woods tickets at StubHub.
When is the Battle of the Piney Woods?The Battle of the Piney Woods is being held Oct. 5, 2019, at 3 p.m. Fans are encouraged to make their way to NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, for this epic event. Gates will officially open at 1:30 p.m. for fans who want to arrive early to celebrate with other fans and participate in various tailgating activities to mark the annual occasion.
What are Battle of the Piney Woods tailgating parties like?This event is the second-longest running rivalry in the NCAA Division I, so tailgating parties are full of competition. Each team has very dedicated fans and different tailgating scenes. The Bearkat Tailgate Alley officially starts at 11:30 a.m., running until the stadium gates open. Judges will peruse the Bearkat tailgating scene and award top fans during the game. Lumberjack fans' tailgating takes place in a different lot and is sure to get fans pumped for one of the greatest games of the season. Tailgating parties may be officially organized by the colleges, but fans are also encouraged to do their own individual tailgating, too.
Who are the teams' head coaches?Colby Carthel and K.C. Keeler are the head coaches for the teams. Carthel, head coach for the Lumberjacks, hopped on board in 2018 after leading the NCAA Division II's Lindenwood Lions to a national championship. Keeler's coaching for the Bearkats led to the first time the team's coach won the coveted Eddie Robinson Award as the FCS top head coach. Keeler has been the Bearkat's head coach for the past five seasons.
What is a Battle of the Piney Woods game like?Due to its long-running history of strong rivalry and dedicated fans, the Battle of the Piney Woods is an intense event.
How many fans will be at the Battle of the Piney Woods?On average, NRG Stadium fills up with approximately 24,000 people. It's not unusual for present and former students to remain lifelong fans of Bearkats and Lumberjacks football. Many see the game as a sort of pilgrimage, traveling from all over Texas and points beyond to see who will take the trophy.
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